1) What are a few things you do to stay environmentally friendly?

I recycle as much as possible and I try not to buy too many new clothes. I actually still own clothes from 10 years ago that I wear! I also buy sustainably made clothes and do my best to take care of what I own.

2) Do you have any favorite sustainable or ethical clothing lines?

I love Maiyet and Reformation! But, I do find some of their pieces to be a little overpriced. I LOVE Veja vegan shoes. I also like a number of designers I’ve worked with like Kordal, Liam of York and Boerum Apparel. (I try to do at least 5 sustainable fashion shoots a year for free or for donation to a charity.) 

3) What are some of your favorite organic beauty products?

I like Acure and Weleda skincare. The ingredients are pure and the products aren’t too thick. Also affordable. I actually LOVE Dominyka’s organic skin oil [Amberlight Beauty]. I’ve been using it for a while and I think it’s my favourite oil :) 

4) On a day off, you’re heading to your favorite coffee shop. What are you wearing?

Now that the weather is warmer, comfy Veja sneakers, black skinny jeans, comfy t, denim jacket, light scarf with a pop of colour, Finlay & Co sunglasses, with my Bartaile bag. 

5) Tell me about something you’re doing simultaneously with modeling that motivates you. Another job? A project? Volunteering? A hobby?

I love developing the Beyond the Runway network for models. I believe that if you want to succeed in a new idea and project, tapping into your network for support and connections is very powerful. Models are well connected and so we can build an awesome network to push each other forward. We can learn from those who have already done something we want to do and we can find new friends to share the journey with. We also develop a stronger sense of who we are outside of being models and feel empowered as see our new projects come into reality.  Modeling can be restrictive-you can feel isolated and out of control, it can be hard to connect with other models in such a competitive environment, and you often think that what you’re passionate about outside of modeling is unattainable. There is also the reality that modeling doesn’t last forever and it’s important to be able to rely on your other talents and develop your abilities so that when you feel like it’s time to try something else, you won’t be stuck. Beyond the Runway aims to address these issues. 

6) In addition to modeling, what else may you be doing in your future, say 5 years from now?

I'd like to be creating social impact campaigns and continuing to create valuable connections and community within groups of people. I really love bringing people together, so maybe more events based work similar to the Beyond the Runway programming where people can learn a lot and have a memorable experience. 


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